Baltic Sea Region
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by the European Union
(European Regional Development Fund)


2nd Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation to be held in Helsinki on 29-31 August 2012

The Conference is open to scholars and practitioners interested in climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.
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The BaltCICA Project

Climate Change: Impacts, Costs and Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

The BaltCICA Project is designed to focus on the most imminent problems that climate change is likely to cause in the Baltic Sea Region. The concentration of large parts of the population and many larger cities in coastal areas make the region especially sensitive to climate change. Changes in precipitation and flood patterns as well as rising sea level can affect not only the built environment but also water availability and quality.


Aim of the project
Adaptation to climate change cannot be solved solely locally and in isolated attempts, but calls for cooperation and integrated approaches in the Baltic Sea Region. The BaltCICA project with local and regional partners prepares regions and municipalities to cope with a changing climate.


The BaltCICA project uses climate change scenarios to discuss and develop adaptation measures with relevant planning authorities and stakeholders. The project assesses costs and benefits of adaptation in case studies and on a pan-Baltic level. Case studies results support multi-level and transnational approaches in the Baltic Sea Region.


The BaltCICA project counts with excellent science-stakeholder cooperation – the involved local partners are developing their climate change adaptation strategies within the framework of the project. The BaltCICA Project is part-financed by the EU Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 - 2013. The lead partner of the project is the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the partnership comprises 24 partners including municipalities, regional authorities and research institutes. The project duration is from February 2009 to January 2012.


Photo: Veli Suominen, GTK

Latest News

BaltCICA book publication

The results of the BaltCICA project have been peer reviewed and published in a Wiley & Blackwell book titled "Climate Change adaptation in practice". The book focuses on the overall achievements of the project, and displays some international approaches on climate change adaptation.
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BaltCICA Final Report

The first version of the final report is now available for download.
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BaltCICA Summer School “Climate Change in Cities and City Regions"

The documentation of the BaltCICA Summer School 2011 is now available. 
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Climate Change Adaptation in Practice, 3rd International BaltCICA Conference

The 3rd International BaltCICA Conference was the closing event of the project, setting the spotlight on examples of applied climate change adaptation. 
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Climate change adaptation put into practice

A brochure presents climate change adaptation measures in the Baltic Sea Region. 
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Climate Change Adaptation – involving stakeholders and citizens in decision-making

BaltCICA has published a 10-page magazine and an information video about participatory methods. 
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Best practice examples for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region and North Sea Region

An updated version of the collection is now available.

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